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by henry quirk
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1260
Views: 40089

"Some of your actions are involuntary for instance breathing, spinal reflexes, and digesting food." A great many of my functions are involuntary, and they all conspire to give rise to 'me' who uses the substance that is me, with all those autonomic functions, to do what 'I' choose. # "Are you aware ...
by henry quirk
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Senator Al Franken's Sexual Assault
Replies: 22
Views: 138

Till we get back to due process and the presumption of innocence, we're all walkin' a tight rope with screeching parrots to one side and crap-throwin' chimps on the other.

We're gonna fall simply for a lack of focus.
by henry quirk
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1260
Views: 40089

My parents 'caused' me; I 'cause' my actions and I 'cause' the reasonings and choices underpinning those actions.
by henry quirk
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1260
Views: 40089

Yeah, every so often I stumble across the right formulation for sumthin' not offered...and then I forget about it and then actually forget about it.
by henry quirk
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1260
Views: 40089

"what is being described here is agent-causal libertarian free will"

Yep.

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"which most philosophers (and most of that subset of scientists who think about philosophy) -- reject"

To heck with them.

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"I don't reject it, however."

Good to know... *thumb up*
by henry quirk
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1260
Views: 40089

What I've described is 'agent causation' -- me, choosing and causing -- but if you wanna use my post to wage your war against 'words', go ahead.

The thing the words hold place for -- me -- got no problem with that.
by henry quirk
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 57
Views: 375

sez you... :|
by henry quirk
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What makes your life yours?
Replies: 22
Views: 259

from up-thread

I make my life mine when I claim it, defend it.

I lose it when I turn myself over to others.

Self-owenership is a day-to-day exercise in vigilance.

Damned easy to give over with so many carrots dangled eveywhere...gotta be a zealot to be autonomous.
by henry quirk
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What makes your life yours?
Replies: 22
Views: 259

Will,

I own me and nuthin' in your post describes this self-possession.
by henry quirk
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 57
Views: 375

"Would that include Satan and her ability to deceive the whole world?"

Don't know...in the same way you need to talk to Mannie if you wanna know why his God does this or that, you'll have to consult a satanist on that one.
by henry quirk
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1260
Views: 40089

Belinda, In the same way the way the world works to prevent me from walkin' through walls even if I choose to, so to my own substance won't allow me to successfully stop being hungry just cuz I will it to be. That is, choosing in and of itself doesn't guarantee success in doing. A free will (an unre...
by henry quirk
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 57
Views: 375

Crom (or GOD, if you prefer) allows suffering cuz...

He gave you everything you need to oppose and alleviate it yourself...if suffering bothers you, do sumthin' about it.
by henry quirk
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1260
Views: 40089

Unrestricted chooser...cuz, again, 'will(ing)' is what the willer does.

Can you have walking without the walker?
by henry quirk
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: A New Constitution
Replies: 38
Views: 338

Where, in the thread, did I argue against governance?
by henry quirk
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: A New Constitution
Replies: 38
Views: 338

"If you have such little confidence in governance, then why even comment on a thread about a form of governance?" I see, having little confidence in governance is synonymous with having no interest in governance. # "We seem to be in much different places relative to our understanding on these issues...